Chiucnahui Ocelotl (FCbk4f26v)

Chiucnahui Ocelotl (FCbk4f26v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful painting of a simplex glyph-plus-notation has as its focus the date Chiucnahui Ocelotl ("Nine Jaguar," or 9-Jaguar), in the religious divinatory calendar called the tonalpohualli. The glyph is a profile of a jaguar, facing toward the viewer's right. It is walking, with its left front leg in motion. Its mouth is open, and its tongue is protruding. Its coat is a golden color with black spots, although its belly and lower face are white. Above the jaguar is the notation, consisting of two rows of small circles painted green. The top row has four, and the bottom row has five. These circles are all connected with each other by lines, and they are connected to the head of the jaguar, too. The entire date is boxed, which is often the case with dates, even if there is a shared purpose of setting the glyph off from the text on this pages, as can be seen in the contextualizing image.

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


animales, jaguares, nueve, números, fechas, días

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Nueve Jaguar o 9-Jaguar

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source, Rights: 

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Historical Contextualizing Image: